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So here she is.  Finally dug it out and about to go into tear down. The last owner was a little sticker crazy 😝 aside form the NY GIants sticker!

The bike is in perfect condition mechanically and ascetically.  No cracks in the plastics etc.  just dirty and sat for quite some tome.  Going to wash her down and take it to pieces, clean it up and fire it up!  More pics to follow.  

 

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Awesome bro. I remember that quad from way back in 91. I even had a matchbox toy quad.
I have a grill that doesdnt have the headlight in it if you want it.

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Thanks @06kfx440  she’s all in tact! Just need to get her fired up.  I thought I would be able to work on it this week but temps are dropping.  Going to leave it be for a few days in my garage and take a few parts off for now. Can’t wash it down just yet.   

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Take your time. Perfection can't be rushed. That's my motto.

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I paid $300 if I remember correctly. I picked it up back in November.   Put it in a garage I rent a mile away from my house and it sat.   I wanted to wait until it got warmer out. So I picked it up yesterday and brought it to my house and it’s ready to be torn down a bit this week. But it needs a good wash down first.  

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So here’s some updates. After a few months I finally got around to getting this thing into my garage.  I was in the middle of giving my garage a little makeover and needed some time to make some room, clean up and throw some old shit away. 

The bike is in great shape just super dirty and in need of a what I like to equate it as a colonoscopy! Lol. 

New parts are ordered and on the way. Clutch, chain, plugs, paint and a new bulb for the headlight. 

I found that the carburetor has 100% been opened up and tampered with.  I can’t read the jetting so I’m assuming they are the oem stock jets 🙏🏻   However the air fuel mixture screw was set at 2-3/4 turns out. The specifications call for 1-3/4 so I guess we will have to see after it’s all back together. I’m going to set it at the spec and go from there. 

The machine has an aftermarket exhaust and I think that’s it for upgrades. I’m not opening the head up to see the cams or anything else because it seems to be in time as far as I can see and compression is good with a smooth turnover and the head bolts as well as all other engine bolts and nuts don’t appear to have any wrenching marks on them so I’m guessing it’s all stock. 

More to come soon! 

 

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Awesome frank. They are fun machines even tho it’s a 250. Again. I have the service manual if you need any info.


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Thanks brother I have the manual already and I think I’m good. It’s going to be a fun bike for my oldest guy he’s 15 to he can play around with it.  He as the 4x4 you obviously know so it’s going to be a bit different to say the least for him. But it’s not hanging around long. I want to sell it after he gets his kicks in.   

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I pulled a wheelie on one of those once doing about 50.  On a gravel road.  Barefoot and no shirt.

Living in the south has it's perks!

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Got the carb broken down and rebuilt. It all seemed in tact and usable.  The jets were a little scared up from what appears to be marks from using the wrong screwdrivers on them.  I filed the scuff marks down and polished as best possible. If there are any performance issues I will swap them out with direct replacements. 

Engine is finally clean and ready to come off of the frame.  I ordered a bunch of parts that are in route.  Oem Kawasaki green paint for the frame and a few other goodies for the engine and sole cosmetic stuff. 

Overall it looks like I will be into this thing for about $700 to $750 bucks If I don’t need anything more, that’s including the quad itself and not my labor of course.

So not bad so far but that’s all speculation for now until this thing fires up and runs. 

But honestly I absolutely love tearing these older machines apart that have been sitting around and bringing them back to life! 

Little by little and more to come stay tuned! 

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On 3/31/2019 at 12:48 PM, Frank Angerano said:

So here she is.  Finally dug it out and about to go into tear down. The last owner was a little sticker crazy 😝 aside form the NY GIants sticker!

The bike is in perfect condition mechanically and ascetically.  No cracks in the plastics etc.  just dirty and sat for quite some tome.  Going to wash her down and take it to pieces, clean it up and fire it up!  More pics to follow.  

 

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I love bringing them back from the dead too...Just bought a 93 Big Bear that's mostly intact, think it's all there in boxes and parts.  Bought it for nothing so this one should be fun.

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That’s great a 93???? Sounds fun post some pics. 

This is one of my more intact machines that I picked up but I will take them either way!

Hate waiting on parts!!!

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Ah, reread the ad I bought it from, 1998. 

Carb is missing and it wont shift to neutral/reverse but that's probably not a deal breaker. $200 is cheap enough to put some man hours in. 

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I like it! Def worth the effort Bc honestly there is a person out there with the same bike that would pay $200 just for the plastics and racks.  So you will get your money back if the engine is beyond repair. 

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